Young Emirati driver, 23, dies in race track accident
Umm Al Quwain: In a tragic incident, a 23-year-old Emarati man was killed late on Friday night during a race that went horribly wrong.
The accident occured in the race track of Emirates Motorplex, an off-road race track in UAQ.
The victim, only identified by his initials as J.M.A.D., was a part of a group who gathered to participate in evening car race.
Videos and pictures of the accident went viral on social media after the accident occured.
The video showed the vehicle, a 4x4, being driven by the victim and crashing into barriers shortly afterwards.
The young man reportedly died on the spot and his body was moved the hospital.
Umm Al Quwain police launched investigations to find out the circumstances of the accident.
The deceased is a Kalba resident and his body was handed over to his family for burial.
Funeral prayers will be performed after Fajr prayers on Saturday.